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What will I learn?

Course description

Our MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course will show you how to turn scientific discoveries into commercial products using a combination of research skills and business knowledge.

Jointly delivered by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and Alliance Manchester Business School, this master's course will also show you how discoveries can translate into a business plan for start-up technologies or innovative processes for commercial applications.

You will cover topics including intellectual property and advanced biotechnology through taught units before carrying out a lab-based research project.

The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well-equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.

Teaching and learning

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Coursework and assessment

The research project is assessed by a written report presented in a format suitable for publication in a scientific journal.

Career opportunities

The combination of research skills and business knowledge will ensure you are well-equipped for career opportunities in the global biotechnology market.

Recent graduates have either continued to a PhD programme or moved into careers in industry, including business development, consultancy and knowledge transfer positions in bioscience and pharmaceutical companies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£27,000.00 (27,87,704) per year
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent : biological sciences; With sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. Specifically, we require a minimum of: IELTS : 6.5 overall (6.5 in each component); TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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